If you’re not doing anything wrong..

Houston’s police chief wants ordinary citizens to put security cameras in their homes, which just spawned a new posting category at Spamroll, “Privacy.” Between this and all the talk about NSA wiretapping, I have to think there is something in the water down in Texas that turns bureaucrats into paranoid schizophrenics; that, or making them impotent, prompting their desire to peer into the bedrooms of those who prefer bottled products.

My suggestion – they should all get back on their daily cocktail of bourbon, lithium and V1agra, and take a page out of Robert Mueller’s playbook – show a little humility, and ask for cooperation, citing some semblance of logic regarding said need.

If you are not doing anything wrong, what do you have to worry about? It’s become the popular byline of bureaucrats when talking privacy, and their delusional methods for invading it. My answer would and will, simple be, “you.”


One of the kings of security, Crypto-Master Bruce, thought the whole idea was so nutty that he almost DIDN’T blog about it.


I say the answer after “you” should be “Where’s the camera in the chief’s office? the jail? the police department lobby? the police cars? And what are the URLs for them?” Mike

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